• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 9, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. There's no intrigue, no entertainment, and the show's motion, when there is any, is so s-l-o-w, it's virtually undetectable.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    Why didn't HBO just go ahead and cut each episode of the hour-long Tell Me You Love Me to 50 minutes? The trims would have gone some way toward relieving the boredom inspired by the show's inchworm pace, and the shrink's-hour format would have made an exact fit for the spirit of the exercise.
  3. 25
    It's not the realism that brings Tell Me You Love Me down, it's the long list of unlikeable characters.
  4. 20
    Yes, [the sex is] all very realistic, but not very hot, thanks to the fact that these are grouchy, humorless people whom we'd rather see hitting each other in the head with two-by-fours.
  5. 20
    Tell Me You Love Me is little more than an intellectually pretentious, emotionally vapid snoozer.
  6. Nonorganic dialogue quickly becomes boring for viewers. The directors seem to have lavished so much energy on the choreography of the sex scenes that they have nothing left for verbal expression.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 42
  2. Negative: 14 out of 42
  1. Dec 3, 2017
    1
    It's so hard to get interested in this show as most of the characters are either so unlikeable or pathetic. The writers appear to keepIt's so hard to get interested in this show as most of the characters are either so unlikeable or pathetic. The writers appear to keep relying on long boring sex scenes because they don't seem to be able to think of any way to develop the story. I've watched 90% of the first episode and so far, only one couple has had a 5 minute appointment with the therapist. Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    I don't understand why this show got such low ratings. I am a young man, never married, but still loved this show. The acting is the mostI don't understand why this show got such low ratings. I am a young man, never married, but still loved this show. The acting is the most incredible I have seen in any TV show (and few movies top the acting). The issues are interesting and every person in a long term relationship will identify with. The ending might have been a bit too cliche; could have ended more realisticly... but that's besides the point. Full Review »
  3. JoshlynH.
    Sep 22, 2008
    2
    It's depressing but also too contrived. Having to have the token lesbian sex scene thrown in there, was just the end for me. I guess I It's depressing but also too contrived. Having to have the token lesbian sex scene thrown in there, was just the end for me. I guess I don't understand why these people can't communicate better! Is that the point? It's sort of boring and slow. I'm really trying to like it but by the end of the show, I'm annoyed by the whole thing. Full Review »